Review: ‘Revolution 19’ by Gregg Rosenblum

I received this book for free from gift in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Revolution 19’ by Gregg RosenblumRevolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
Series: Revolution 19 #1
Published by HarperTeen on January 8th, 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Family, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 265
Format: ARC
Source: gift
Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.

Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.

Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.

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I loved the concept of having robots be the controlling power and the humans helpless against them. This book reminded me of the Will Smith movie, I, Robot.

The world building did need a lot of work since I couldn’t find any in the first couple of chapters. I’m hoping there will be more about the fascinating history of the robots and how and why they came to be. I constantly assumed a lot of things and formed my own opinions because there were not a lot of detailed answers.

The writing felt like it was a movie script and not an actual book. It’s set in third person point of view, and the use of the character’s names drove me crazy. It was constantly repeated and when there’s a constant repetition n books, my eyes tend to glaze over.

Revolution 19 is one book that is so fast-paced, it doesn’t let you go until the very end.


Life may not always be pretty, but at least it’s life. (83)





  1. Rachel Spring

    September 27, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    That’s a shame that you didn’t enjoy it much and there was really no world building. I hate that. And I know what you mean about the third person point of view. I remember when this first came out, but it never made it onto my TBR list and I wasn’t sure why when I first saw you had reviewed it, but now I’m glad it didn’t.

  2. Jaime Lynn

    September 22, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    I was interested in this one at the beginning, but the more reviews I read the less interested I became. I need some world-building, and third person isn’t my favorite. I may read it one day, but for now I have so many books that I can’t wait for.

  3. Jay Riv (Vailia)

    September 21, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Hmm, sounds like an interesting concept but I am picky about world building

  4. Gabbie Pintac

    September 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    When I saw this book at the bookstore and read the synopsis, I immediately added it to my tbr. Its too bad it didn’t turn out to be as good as I hoped it would be. The plot kinda reminded me of Partials by Dan Wells and I loved that book so I was thinking Rev 19 would be something similar. Anyway, great review 🙂

  5. Megan

    September 15, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    This one sounds like it should be so good, so it makes me sad that you didn’t enjoy it.

  6. Lisa Mandina

    September 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    I like your comment about it being like a movie script. I know I’ve read books like that, and thought they should be made into movies. Great review!

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